Questions tagged [playlist]

An organisable list of songs or audio tracks, usually stored within a media player application such as iTunes.

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Browse old versions of iTunes playlists via Time Machine?

I would like to look at some of my iTunes playlists and see their contents some months or a year ago. I know I can restore the whole iTunes library, then ask iTunes to open a non-default library when ...
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Is there any way to create an iTunes smart playlist with a user defined text field as the condition?

I'm using iTunes 12.8 with Yate by 2manyrobots (https://2manyrobots.com/yate/) to manage metadata for a library of approx 50k AIFF tracks. Yate has the ability to retrieve data from Discogs and ...
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iTunes on iPhone not working properly

iTunes on my iPhone used to start playlist via bluetooth where it left off. Now it always starts at the beginning of the playlist when it reconnects. How to I get iTunes to work properly again?
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iTunes 12.2 keeps duplicating playlists

Greetings Mac Friends, Assume a playlist named X exist in iTunes. Assume I manually sync playlist X to my iPhone. Then, I frequently observe iTunes now has playlist X and playlist X 1 and ...
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Lost Playlists in Music.app

Sometime this week I suddenly lost static playlists in my Music (née iTunes( Library. The last static playlist in my list is "MP3 Releases", but I previously had additional playlists such as "Music to ...
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Play all playlists inside Playlist Folder with Apple Music app (iOS) as with iTunes

In iTunes we can create a Playlist Folder (playlist folder) and include regular playlists to it: Then we can play the entire folder (from the screenshot two playlists are played as one), but in Apple ...
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Do downloaded songs stay on my phone after the playlist changes?

I have added a dozen playlists to my library on Apple Music, which are managed by Apple or other organizations, so they get updated. When I go on road trips, I use Wi-Fi to download all those ...
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Smart playlist (iTunes) doesn't completely sync to iPhone

I recently noticed that somehow, a smart playlist of mine which contains 700+ titles doesn't show all of them on my iPhone 7. I tried to delete it on both my mac and my iPhone, but it doesn't seem to ...
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Add track to currently playing playlist in iTunes using AppleScript

Using AppleScript, I can add a track to a playlist by using a command something like this: duplicate myTrack to playlist "myPlaylist" which works fine. However, if the playlist is currently playing, ...
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Paired iPhone showing old playlists instead of iCloud playlists

I recently made the switch to Apple Music and have enabled the iCloud Music Library feature. The setup has been smooth and without issues, I now have all of the playlists on my Mac synced over iCloud ...
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APPLE TV and the Bluetooth keyboard (Youtube playlist video skip)

While watching Youtube playlists on my Apple TV need to know how to jump/or skip to the next one using my Logitech Bluetooth K480 keyboard. It appears that F6 and F8 keys were supposed to do this but ...
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Find the duration of a playlist in Apple Music

How can I find the duration (in hours/minutes) of a playlist in Apple Music?
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Opening a playlist from a different country?

I'm trying to open a playlist I saw on twitter (https://itunes.apple.com/us/playlist/made-of-cocaine/idpl.27f9313c33104fb2a5dec76e3694ea63), when I follow the link, iTunes opens on the "New" tab, and ...
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Songs not in “Music” but seen in smart playlist created for that artist

I added a CD to my iTunes Library yesterday. I could not find them under Recently Added playlist or under Music. So, I created a Smart Playlist for the Artist and they do show up. When I choose ...
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iTunes USB sync deleted all playlists from my iPhone

I just synced my iPhone XS to my MacBook over a USB cable for the first time in a few months because I had some MP3 files I’d added to my iTunes library manually that I wanted to transfer. After the ...
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Podcasts won't play automatically

In iTunes, I download podcasts and put them into a podcast playlist. This list consists of episodes of many different podcasts. I load my podcast playlist onto my iPhone. How can I get my iPhone to ...
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Recovering playlists from iPod databases

I am working with my daughter's 80gb iPod classic (mod A1238). The unit crashed during an update / backup. The project is to replace the corrupted HDD (and battery while I'm at it). I am confident ...
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Re-initialize iTunes track while keeping iTunes metadata?

Background: I have been having the issue described here: Why does my iPod Classic cut off the end of certain songs? Except, it's not an iPod Classic. It's a brand new iPod Nano 7th Generation, and ...
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iTunes 12.2 import playlist issue

I branched Exportify to output in an iTunes friendly format, and have used it to move my Spotify playlists over to iTunes. It mostly works, except the import process seems incapable of adding songs ...
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Applescript and iTunes: enable shuffle by song or album and play?

The documentation for shuffle/shufflable in the iTunes Applescript dictionary is really confusing, at least for me. As I read it shuffle seems to be a property of a playlist (not a state of the ...
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Adding song to iTunes Playlist stuck on “in progress” or error 11.444

So, I'm trying to make a playlist for a party this weekend, and it's horrible. iTunes more often than not shows "in progress" when adding one single song (this shouldn't take longer than 1 second, I ...